While some moments truly do call for dainty studs, statement earrings are often a great choice when it comes to accessorizing. Even though they're statement pieces, they're still small enough to not take over your entire ensemble.
When it comes to statement jewelry, it isn't always about size. Consider bright colors or even flashy color combinations, interesting textures and funky designs. You can do chandelier earrings that are long, but not necessarily wide. And if you have multiple piercings in your ear, you can make a statement by wearing several different (complementary) earrings in each hole.